Ready to Take the Lead: One-on-One With Keanon Lowe

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Let’s take a moment to re-live the Oregon vs Cal game from last season. We all remember the rain, right? In one of the wettest games in Autzen history, the Ducks marched onto a 55-16 victory over the Golden Bears. There is one play in particular that needs to be recognized. It was the first quarter, Marcus Mariota swung out …

The Eyes of the Defense — A Farewell to One of the Best in the Game

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It was an announcement that made headlines nationwide, one that left many Oregon Duck football fans with their jaws wide open. Defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti announced his last game before the 2013 Alamo Bowl. For the last 15 seasons, Aliotti ignited a spark in the Ducks’ defense, which led to multiple conference championships and a winning streak Oregon Ducks fans …

Friday Night Lights to College Gameday

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Imagine walking into Autzen Stadium for the first time on a Saturday afternoon. What do you experience? Are you overwhelmed by the sixty thousand fans screaming “O?” Do you feel lost in a sea of green and yellow jerseys? Or are you intimidated by the opposing team? These consuming feelings are pressed upon young freshmen each new season. Going from a top …

One Goal, One Word: Shutout

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The safety: the last line of defense, constantly going in and out of attack mode, able to sift through offensive structures and break them down.  Arguably the position that gives the quarterback the most trouble, due to the safety’s ability to move undetected.  The Oregon Ducks have seen several players come through this position who have had a great impact. Now it’s …

Johnny Mundt in a Tight Race at Tight End

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You may have been asking yourself this question: who’s name will be called at tight end for the Oregon Ducks this season?  Last season the Ducks had several weapons at this essential position that started with Colt Lyerla, followed by Johnny Mundt, and ultimately finishing with Pharaoh Brown. At the end of the day – or in this case, season – Johnny …

Tyler Johnstone — ‘The Guy’ for ‘The Job’

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If you ask anybody to take on the job of blocking a 6’4″, 250 lb. linebacker running at full speed, I’ll bet few would be up for the job.  This is something Tyler Johnstone, starting offensive lineman for the Oregon Ducks, embraces — and lives for. Through every play, every practice and every moment surrounding Ducks football, Tyler Johnstone is the …

No. 1 Oregon: Play Ultimate. Be Ultimate.

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In every sport, you have your big names: Nick Saban, Mike Krzyewski, Pat Summitt, all who embody different styles of coaching and yet have national title banners hanging in their respected arenas.  But what makes each of these coaches great?  Heart.  Sure, a national championship is a great honor to accomplish, but the passion for the sport and the development …